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bags -- ever year, we use and throw away millions of them. >> plastic bags are a huge litter problem throughout the world. >> we interviewed mr. bloomenfeld back in 2007 when san francisco became the first city in the u.s. to ban plastic bags. large stores were not allowed to offer them to customers. the ban was a success. so the city then voted to expand it to every store in town. now communities all across the country are hopping on the "ban" wagon. the day after rye, new york, passed its law against plastic bags, teens were handing out green alternatives. >> there are no more plastic bags going to be offered in stores, so we're helping people out by giving them reusable bags. >> reusable bags are considered the best alternative... >> wonderful. >> ...because even paper bags are bad for the environment. although they can be recycled, they still use up natural resources to make, and the manufacturing process causes pollution. >> it's completely useless to use something once and then throw it away. >> people who work to ban plastic bags say the new laws help reduce the use of paper p
. the congressional budget office says they could send the economy into deep recession and raise taxes for 90% of u.s. households. >> more would be taken out of your check, you'd have less to spend and the impact would be substantial. think of the coffee shop across the street from a plant that makes weapons. the ripple effect on workers and families. >> the president urged congress to extend tax cuts for the middle class now while negotiations continue on a broader deficit reduction deal. >> if washington can't get a deal done before january when we go off the proverbial cliff, experts say maryland would hit the ground harder than other states. >> as politicians stake positions on how to avoid a fiscal cliff. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the deficit. >> the problem with raising taxes on the wealthiest americans is more than half of them are small business owners. >> maryland is most likely positioned for a financial fall. if washington must slash spending, government jobs could go down with it. according to maryland's department of budget and man
administration face intense scrutiny about that b benghazi attack. >> what can you tell us about mike morell? will he now testify? this week is the hearing on the benghazi attack, correct? >> that's what's expected. she very well known not only to the president, but to the cia. he is a career agency officer. he joined back in 1980 when he was just 21 years old as an economic analyst. he is one of the top people who was briefing president obama during the planning process to take down osama bin laden, so president obama has a tremendous amount of confidence in michael morell. >> and in terms of members of congress in the intelligence community, an interesting reaction. it it come as a complete shock? >> a complete shock. i was working the phones all day long talking to my sources at the white house and capitol hill, and they say they never would have expected this from david petraeus. his reputation was really sterli sterling. you had senator dianne feinstein come out and say i respect his decision, but i rish he had not accepted his resignation. i spoke to a number of members of the intellig
in one of the busiest parts of the city. >> especially for us, i mean, nothing bad happens. >> this is julio diaz's surveillance video showing the water gushing down charles street. he was able to reopen on friday after closing down for two days. >> i don't want have nowhere near the business i normally get but for me, safety come first, i guess. i guess we will recover from this as soon as they get the sidewalk. >> while crews are hoping to start working on repairing the main by monday, b.p.w. is concentrating on the city's long-term plan to improve infrastructure. the ruptured water main was 90 years old, manufactured in 1913 and installed in the early 1920's. >> we also need to increase the amount of water mains we replace. >> the city replaces fewer than five mile of water main a year. by next year, they want to increase that to 20 miles a year and then in five mile increments every year with the goal of replacing 150 miles of water main by 2017. >> a step up to that over the next five years going from 20, 25, 30, 35, 40. that's $300 million. >> $300 million to be partl
by without a deal is a minute that could drive us closer to the brink, and it colors my whole show now. i'm more sane about bridging the cliff than i was yesterday. but as the son of a veteran, if we don't get a deal soon, i can have a recession gift wrapped by christmas. next week is a very important week for earnings and data. kind of surprising. money is all about home building. the home builders have been the lynch pin of the now forgotten rally. those have been the stocks in the most bull mode. they have been the leaders. we will hear from two major ones. beezer is primarily in the south. not a great company. i wouldn't tell you to buy it. horton is nationwide. both hold the key to the re-ignition of the very important group. and i want to hear how badly the storms have affected the mid-atlantic biz. retail stocks have become horrendous performers of late. perhaps the area i'm most worried about is because of the storm. and the newfound gloom because of the fiscal cliff. it has hurt small business creation. if we had a bad known it would be better than good unknowns. dicks reports, h
'm going to sleep until my alarm goes off. i don't use an alarm. >> what, how do you get up? >> i am up. i'm post-menopausal. who needs a clock? >>> all right. so here is a poll that men are not going to like, but women are going to nod their heads and say of course that's true. they are polls about going to poughkeepsie. you guys who watch our program know what that means. >> look it up. you won't find what it means. it will say a city in new york, but it's not. >> they surveyed 6,000 people and they wanted to reveal how men and women viewed sex differently. they asked these 6,000 people, did your partner, did your wife, girlfriend, go to poughkeepsie during your romp. 85% of men said their female partners reached poughkeepsie. >> no problem, she's with me. >> when men left, they asked the women. >> who reached poughkeepsie? >> they go not with him. >> 64% of women said that they did. >> you think they are telling the truth? >> i think the 64% are, they are faking it for the guy so he doesn't feel bad. >> or they want it over. >> they want it over. it takes too long sometimes. you know it
story. >> a lot of us join walkathons because we have a personal connection to the cause. but as emily reports, one boy's connection is not only personal, it's amazing. >> there's always excitement when an event like this is about to begin. the crowds, the signs, the different groups with their team shirts. >> let's go! [ cheers and applause ] >> this one-mile march is to raise money for the maria fareri children's hospital in new york's westchester county. it's also raising awareness about the need for transplant donors. that's why it's so special that 11-year-old tyler is here. this is not the first walkathon for tyler. the last time he joined this event, he was just hours from undergoing surgery for a new liver. >> i was really sick, you know? so i had to get a liver transplant. >> tyler had been battling a liver disease for years, and it was getting worse. to get a donated liver, you need to be on a national list. for tyler, time was running out. the hospital's medical team worked hard to get him moved to the top of the list. even so, the wait took more than a year. >> and every da
door. it shocked us out of bed. i went downstairs and, you know, there were police. it was hard to process that this had happened. i still kept thinking they couldn't have gotten it right. >> reporter: bernadette had to tell her parents. >> i said what, what happened to her? was she in an accident? i told her to be careful, you know. i was just shocked and crying. >> i felt so bad and so weak and it was just shocking. >> reporter: back in connecticut, stamford police were getting a surprisingly different vibe from annalisa's boyfriend, nelson. >> was she emotional? >> if he was, he didn't show it to us. >> did he ask what happened to annalisa? >> never to us. >> no, not at all. >> never to us. in fact went to sleep. >> he went to sleep? >> went to sleep in the boathouse. >> as seasoned detectives, what did that say to you? >> it raised a big flag with us. big red flag with us. >> makes you wonder, did nelson know more than he was telling police about the murder of his girlfriend? and what would have been his motive for murder? no one could figure it out, especially his friends.
enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news e-mails between general petraeus and broadwell indicated an extramarital affair. this on the heels of the presidential election, bound to raise lots of questions. we have two reports starting with nbc's andrea mitchell who andrea, good evening. >> good evening. the scandal that's shaken the national intelligence world began with a complaint to the fbi that didn't even mention david petraeus and didn't reach the white house until after the election. general d from the highest levels of government service after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. an extramarital affair exposed by a cascading series of events sources say started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. triggered by e-mails from petraeus's biographer paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to!.e the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and stumbled on the relationship with petraeus as a result. >> it's so politically sensitive the decision was made at o
forgot about us. >> power is not certain in some areas as residents tried to rebuild their lives after the storm. >> we have been really lucky. we dodged a bullet with both of those storms. now we have this beautiful weekend. >> they will have a couple of clear days here. the nor'easter slow things down a little bit. now in the mid-atlantic region, a couple of days and nights weather before the rain -- cold front comes in. look at the river right now. high pressure over the south east coast, all of the carolinas and georgia. kind of right under that ridge of high pressure. all the weather is bumping up around it. it is kind of a road block right now. we are being protected by it. the rain and snow the plains states, that is a cold front. it will be a rainmaker. we will talk about when that happens coming up with a insta weather forecast. >> we have had nice weather for the last few days but it will start getting colder as we head into winter. bge officials hosted and energy efficiency expo and earlier today. representatives from bge and the whole energy program helps people apply for f
initiate tax increases that could affect your job, your 401k, and your wallet. nearly 90% of u.s. households could see taxes go up around $3,500 next year. the uncertainty could also affect holiday shopping. the budget office warns the fiscal cliff could cause the economy to slide back into a recession and raise the unemployment rate to 9.1%. >> more will be taken out of your check. you will have less to spend. the impact will be substantial. think about the coffee shop across the street from the plant that makes weapons. the ripple effect on communities, workers, and families. >> if washington cannot get a deal done before january and we do go off the cliff, maryland would hit the ground harder than many other states. >> the question is, why? a closer look at the potential impact. >> maryland has strong financial ties to the federal government. if washington cannot cut this deal, experts say maryland will quickly be in a recession. as politicians state their positions on how to avoid a fiscal cliff -- >> i am not going as students and seniors and middle-class families to pay dow
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